Thank you from the K-State Alumni Association

Dear Alumni and Friends,

With the positive developments yesterday that will preserve the Big 12 Conference, the K-State Alumni Association and KSU Foundation express our sincere appreciation for your tremendous efforts and support during this process. You have again demonstrated why the Wildcat Nation is regarded as one of the most passionate, loyal fan bases in the nation.

The future is exciting as we continue to build on the many longstanding traditions associated with one of the nation's most prestigious conferences. We especially look forward to the opportunity to work with our alumni and development colleagues at the other Big 12 universities. Close partnerships regarding sportsmanship and other important initiatives have been developed during the past 14 years, and we are thrilled that will continue.

K-State will continue to be a leader in higher education. As one of the nation's leading research universities, our international reputation recently attracted three high-level national research facilities to enhance a commitment to protecting public health and the world's food supply. Also, K-State is No. 1 in the nation among state universities in the number of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater and Udall scholars in the last 25 years.

That excellence extends both in and out of the classroom for Wildcat athletes as K-State's football and men's basketball programs rank No. 1 in the conference for graduation rates, as well as recording high academic achievements for all programs and continued athletic success.

We want to extend a special thank you to K-State President Kirk Schulz and Athletics Director John Currie. Their leadership and tireless efforts cannot be overstated. The guidance and close collaboration provided with many others, including the governor, Kansas Board of Regents and other conference partners, has helped to ensure K-State's strong future as we move forward. Please visit www.k-statesports.com to read the latest statements and other conference updates.

Thank you again for all you do for K-State, and please don't ever hesitate to let us know what we can do to better serve you. You are truly vital to the Wildcat family.

Go 'Cats!

Sincerely,


Amy Button Renz '76, '86
President and CEO
K-State Alumni Association

Fred Cholick
President and CEO
KSU Foundation